Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most of us wouldn’t expect our religious leaders to interview us about our attitudes toward sex.

But in a way, that expectation itself underscores Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s point: that churches generally limit their focus to sexual morality.

Bolz-Weber began the work on her new book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, by asking her parishioners three questions: What messages did you receive from the church about sex and the body and gender? And how did that message affect you? And then how have you navigated your adult life?

She combined their answers with issues she herself was confronting to write Shameless, which will be published January 29.

You can preview her take on how conservative norms around sexuality affect Christians by listening to her interview on NPR’s All Things Considered or by reading the chat transcript.

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